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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MUE6787

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Current Status: -
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): The approved MUE 6787 has never been offered yet. We are changing this course to meet accreditation need before it is offered.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5436 2016-03-30
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Music FA 240200
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Victor Fung 8139742311

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    MUE 6787 Research Data Analysis and Report Writing in Music Education

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 D - Discussion (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Data Analysis & Report Writing
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 100


    MUE 6785



    Course Description

    This course is designed to guide students through the data collection, analysis, and report writing process in a research project in music education.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course modification is part of a program change proposal to meet accreditation requirements. We expect 5 to 20 students to enroll every time it is offered.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Doctoral candidacy or a doctoral degree in music education.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Guide students through the process of data collection, data analysis, and report writing in a research project.

    2. Provide a forum for students to discuss issues and seek appropriate solutions during the data collection, data analysis, and report writing process.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course, students will have experience:

    1. Collecting research data in a music teaching and learning environment.

    2. Analyzing at least one set of data, qualitative or quantitative.

    3. Writing a research report for a project in music education.

    C. Major Topics

    1. Issues during research data collection

    2. Raw data management

    3. Quantitative analysis (descriptive statistics, reliability, probability, and inferential statistics)

    4. Coding and analyzing qualitative data

    5. Research report writing

    D. Textbooks

    1. Saldaña, J. (2016). The coding manual for qualitative researchers, 3rd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

    2. Sprinthall, R. C. (2011). Basic statistical analysis, 9th ed. New York: Pearson.

    3. Wang, G. T., & Park K. (2011). Student research and report writing: From topic selection to the complete paper. West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. [Chapters 8-11, pp. 150-260.]

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases


    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    1. Contribution to online discussions (24%)

    2. Analysis exercises (32%)

    3. Research report presentation (14%)

    4. Written research report (30%)

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Please see above. There is no exam in this course.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    No make-up work is allowed.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    M.A. in music education

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Any program in the social science or education field that needs a course in research analysis and reporting writing.

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